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Roscoe Bay Provincial Park
About This Park
A small fjord and adjacent upland on the east side of West Redonda Island, this park provides excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, backcountry camping and anchorage in Roscoe Bay and fishing, hiking and warm water swimming at Black Lake.
Special feature: Roscoe Bay is known for its annual congregations of Moon Jellies (jelly fish).
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water; potable water is not available in the park.
Drinking water from lakes or streams is not recommended, unless the
water has been treated or rapid-boiled for 5 minutes.
- Under Federal Regulations, Roscoe Bay is closed to sewage discharge. Vessels are required to keep sewage contained in holding tanks while at anchor.
- Roscoe Bay has poor tidal flushing and high fecal coliform count during summer months in previous years due to dumping of boat holding tanks and grey water. For this reason, swimming in Roscoe Bay is not recommended. Due to recent Federal Regulation prohibiting sewage discharge at Roscoe Bay, the opportunity to swim in the anchorage may come back as the water quality in the bay improves.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: The park protects a small inlet with sheltered anchorage.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Backcountry camping is allowed year-round when accessible, but no facilities are provided. There is space for approximately 4–5 tents.
Backcountry Camping fees are in place for Desolation Sound Parks backcountry campgrounds (includes Desolation Sound Marine, Copeland Islands Marine, Malaspina and Roscoe Bay Provincial Parks) from June 1 to September 15. Thank you for your support!
The BC Parks reservations system allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.